Power

Nigerian varsity to begin power generation, exit grid by October

Jul 15, 2019

The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Professor Eyiyope Ogunbodede on Monday disclosed that the institution has commenced power generating project that would make it exit the national grid by October 2019. Eyitope who made this disclosure while declaring open African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation International Biennial Conference at OAU…

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Abuja Disco automates customers contact centre

Jul 15, 2019

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has upgraded its customer contact centre with automated interactive multi-channel plaforms for improved service delivery. The Managing Director of AEDC, Mr Ernest Mupwaya made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. In the statement signed by Mr Oyebode Fadipe, AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mupwaya said the centre…

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Shell says power generation not Nigeria’s problem

Jul 15, 2019

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has declared that Nigeria’s electricity problem is not about power generation but distribution to various parts. Speaking to journalists in Warri, Delta State at the media launch of the 2019 edition of Shell in Nigeria Briefing Notes over the weekend, SPDC General Manager, External Relations, Mr. Igo Weli, disclosed…

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Sokoto IPP stalled despite gulping billions

Jul 15, 2019

The Sokoto independent electricity project has stalled for 11 years despite gulping more than four billion naira. The independent power project (IPP) was awarded at the initial cost of N3.8 billion by the Aliyu Magatakarda Wammako administration in November 2008, to provide 24-hour electricity to the state. The project will generate 38 megawatts of electricity,…

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Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Taraba in darkness as Yola Disco workers protest

Jul 15, 2019

Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Taraba states have been thrown into darkness as workers of Yola Electricity Distribution Company protest over poor condition of service. The strike action embarked upon by Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies with support of the Trade Union Congress on Wednesday, had reportedly paralysed operations of the Disco. The…

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FG has invested N900bn in Nigeria’s power sector since assumption of office in 2015 – VP Osinbajo

Jul 15, 2019

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the present administration has invested N900 billion in the power sector since its assumption of office in 2015. Osinbajo stated this when he paid a courtesy visit on the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien on Friday in Asaba. ”Since assumption of office, we have invested so far in terms…

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TCN to upgrade 7 power lines, raise transmission capacity to 10,000MW

Jul 12, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it is set to raise transmission wheeling capacity to 10,000 megawatts (MW) this year by reconductoring seven critical lines nationwide. The Managing Director/CEO of TCN, Mr Usman Gur Mohammed, who revealed this on Wednesday night in Abuja at a quarterly press conference, said by December 2018, TCN achieved…

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Distribution companies settle fines as FG reconnects firms

Jul 12, 2019

The Federal Government has reconnected three power distribution companies to the national grid and has lifted the suspension it slammed on the power firms after the Discos paid the stipulated fines attached to the infractions they committed, as well as fixed the deficiencies in their respective systems. The affected power firms include Enugu, Eko and…

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TCN’s grid upgrade project expected to recover 3,000MW

Jul 12, 2019

The Transmission Company of Nigeria’s (TCN’s)  grid upgrade project is expected to recover between 2,000 megawatt (Mw) and  3,000Mw. TCN’s Managing Director, Usman Mohammmed, who spoke in Abuja, said the transmission company is re-conducting the line from kaduna to Zaria through Funtua and there on to Gusau, adding that it is also re-conducting the line…

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Power distribution firms’ low demand hits Egbin, 9 other power plants

Jul 12, 2019

Ten out of the nation’s 27 power plants saw their total output reduced by 1,664 megawatts on Thursday as a result of low demand by power distribution companies, data obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed. Total power generation in the country stood at 3,627.3MW as of 6.00am on Thursday, while 2,029MW could not…

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